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The New York Times: Feeling burned out? Here are three things that can help

Research co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, is cited in an article about workplace burnout. The study found that one in five highly engaged employees is at risk of burnout, so…

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Psychology Today: People prefer to be evaluated relative to themselves

People feel an evaluation is more fair if it’s is compared with their past performance rather than comparison with the performance of others, says a study co-authored by David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business…

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The HR Director: Businesses failing to connect useful workers together

Powerful bosses can be “blind” to gaps in workplace connections between employees, finds new research co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge. “The psychological experience of power diminishes individuals’ ability to perceive opportunities to…

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Collective feelings matter

Study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School says employees feel worse at work in less consumer-centric industries such as manufacturing, with consequences for workplace strain and absenteeism. Employees at less consumer-focused industries such as manufacturing feel…

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The HR Director: Burnout is fuelling attrition

Many employees who are highly engaged in their work are also exhausted and ready to leave their organisations, says a new study based on a survey of 1,085 US employees. "These findings are a big challenge to organisations and their…

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Incentive and motivation: Beware of disincentives

The “ratcheting” up of bonus goals can make workforces less motivated, so managers need a clear system of communicating changes to incentives, says a new study co-authored by Francisco Brahm, a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge. The study focuses on…

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World Financial Review: Using employee trophies as non-monetary incentives

David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge, writes about motivating employees with awards. “One way to recognise the work of employees in a relational manner concerns the use of employee awards or trophies. Using trophies to…

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Irish Times: Changing attitude can give dull jobs meaning

Family motivation can make a boring job more meaningful, found a study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. The researchers did their study in a Mexican coupon processing factory and asked…

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Tiredness, money and consideration

The thought of money can help energise exhausted employees, making them less self-centred and more likely to act in the interest of others, finds new study in the Journal of Business and Psychology. Conventional wisdom holds that the thought and…

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Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge. Boredom is a serious and common problem at work. It can make work feel meaningless, reduce…

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